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Swamp Water (1941)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  23 May 1942 (Mexico)
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

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Cast

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Thursday Ragan
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Julie
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Ben
Virginia Gilmore ...
Mabel MacKenzie
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Jesse Wick
Mary Howard ...
Hannah
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Sheriff Jeb McKane
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Tim Dorson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Bud Dorson (as Guinn Williams)
Russell Simpson ...
Marty McCord
Joe Sawyer ...
Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
Paul E. Burns ...
Tulle McKenzie (as Paul Burns)
Dave Morris ...
Barber
Frank Austin ...
Fred Ulm
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Storyline

A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Release Date:

23 May 1942 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

L'étang tragique  »

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Budget:

$601,900 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Linda Darnell was originally cast in the female lead, and never hid her disappointment when finding out that she had been replaced by Anne Baxter. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Jeb McKane: [admiring a panther hide] Where'd you catch him, Ben?
Ben: Back in the swamp.
Marty McCord: How'd you get him?
Ben: We got him with a load of buckshot.
Tim Dorson: Oh, so you was with somebody.
Ben: I mean me and my dog.
Tim Dorson: I knowed you had a smart dog, Ben, but I never heard he could handle a shotgun.
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Evocative, magical film
13 August 1999 | by (Albany, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful, sometimes extremely delicate, often very eerie film of love and death in the nearly primordial Florida Everglades. Both the director (Renoir) and the cinematographer have created a mystical feeling surrounding the setting, and it's a perfect match for the moral complexity Renoir draws from the characterizations. It is not an easy American film; it's morally challenging. Dana Andrews is perfect casting in this way; he is anything but a transparent presence on screen. Anne Baxter too, has an unspoken pain about her that's ideal. And Walter Brennan is just, as always, wonderful.


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